A storied tradition of style and prestige.
The tradition of offering some of the world’s most spectacular fine jewelry began in 1930 when Trabert & Hoeffer established its first store on Park Avenue in New York. With an impeccable reputation, Trabert & Hoeffer expanded to Palm Beach, Beverly Hills, Atlantic City, and finally Chicago. Shortly thereafter, the Company purchased inventory from the famous Parisian jeweler, Mauboussin, who had decided to close their New York location.
A historic partnership was born, forever establishing Trabert & Hoeffer as a jeweler of distinction, at home and abroad. Designs created in the 1930's through the early 1950's have been immortalized with the illustrious Trabert & Hoeffer/Mauboussin stamp. Trabert & Hoeffer’s Chicago location is the only one that remains today.
Chicagoan Don Levinson purchased Trabert & Hoeffer in 1968 and began creating his own distinctive salon identity, developing custom designs and broadening the buying focus to include works from artisans and established designers from countries throughout Europe and Asia. An expanded collection of fine Swiss timepieces was added to the inventory, solidifying it as a premier destination for fine jewelry and watch collectors.
In 1995, Trabert & Hoeffer moved from its Michigan Avenue location to 111 East Oak Street, recreating the same intimate, Art Deco style salon which is such a huge part of the history, and culture of the Company. That same year, Susan Levinson joined Trabert & Hoeffer, bringing an infusion of ideas and creativity. Since then, Don and Susan have partnered with their expert staff to serve clients nationwide, developing personal relationships with each customer.
Today, Oak Street is undeniably Chicago's most prestigious shopping thoroughfare. Trabert & Hoeffer continues to be one of the finest jewelry salons in the world and remains committed to providing the highest quality collections and service to its customers for generations to come.
Watches that stand the test of time.
Watch collectors, since the 1930’s have sought out Trabert & Hoeffer as a trusted source for the latest in men’s and lady’s timepieces. Featuring esteemed Swiss brands including:
A window into creativity.
For over 49 years, Trabert & Hoeffer has featured a curated selection of jewelry in our store’s signature windows.
At Trabert & Hoeffer, we believe that jewelry is a passion born out of style, creativity and fine craftsmanship. These windows are our way of sharing that passion with you. We hope you find them as inspiring and entertaining as we do.